Nour El Sherbini
Nour El Sherbini is one of the most exciting female players on the world tour and has made history at both the World Championship and British Open - the two most prestigious tournaments - in her short career thus far. She has six World titles to her name with the latest one in May 2022 and only Nicol David boasts more crowns with a total eight. She became the youngest ever junior World Champion in 2009 when she claimed the title at just 13-year-old, breaking into the world’s top 50 at just 14 years of age and claiming her first tour title at the Heliopolis Open in 2010. The year 2016 was arguably El Sherbini’s major breakthrough year, with a maiden world series title coming in January’s Tournament of Champions before she became the first female Egyptian to lift the iconic British Open crown just two months later. Even greater things were to come though from El Sherbini as, in April, she became the youngest World Champion of all time and the first Egyptian woman to win the pinnacle tournament. Her exploits there elevated her to the World No.1 spot in the May 2016 rankings for the first time in her career. She won the Squash on Fire Open, beating Joelle King in the final in her first outing of 2022. Another final was reached at the CIB Black Ball Open, before El Sherbini claimed her sixth World Championship crown. She then ended the campaign with a victory at the World Tour Finals, beating rival Gohar in the final.